Interaction Design

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Basic understanding of human-computer interaction.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must understand the concepts of human computer interaction, interaction design and user experience and the relation between them
  • Must have knowledge of different input and output modes for interactive systems, also in a historical perspective
  • Must have knowledge of different methods for designing interaction of ICT systems
  • Must have knowledge of different strategies for planning the interaction design of ICT systems

Skills

  • Must be able to apply the concepts of usability and user experience both to screen-based and non-screen-based interactive systems
  • Must master different design methods and techniques for creating and testing interactive systems, including non-screen-based systems
  • Must be able to identify tensions between different visions for – and interests in – the design of an interactive system
  • Must be able to discuss user cognitive models and other descriptions of users
  • Must be able to analyse different types of data from and about users
  • Must be able to design the interaction of a given system based on data from and about users
  • Must be able to reflect critically on methodological challenges in data from and about users as a source for design
  • Must be able to evaluate interactive systems using techniques from interaction design and Human Computer Interaction

Competences

  • Must have the competency to reflect on the implications of using different methods and techniques for interaction design, including user involvement, and for evaluating systems
  • Must have the competency to analyse the social context in which the use of ICT takes place
  • Must have the competency to discuss concepts of privacy, user sovereignty and personalisation in relation to design dilemmas involved the design of interactive systems
  • Must have the competency to position the field of interaction design in the professional context of ICT development

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInteraction Design
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleInteraktionsdesign
Module codeESNICTEK2K5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design